The crystal sound of the word “Pure” reminds me of the untouched, unblemished, and unchanged bonds between those people who are soulmate. I might be an idealist, who puts her head on the clouds and her heart on the hands of her allies, when keep on believing in such a pure relationship that is becomeing a myth in today societies. A true friendship takes a long time and a lot of efforts to form and evolve, therefore, some folks would rather chose the shortcut of making friends temporarily and superficially which is base on the mutual short-term benefits. As a result, sincere people who fully aware of the sensitivity and impermanence of human attachment have turned themselves into delicate, vague, and surreal matters just like the magical jellyfishes.Read More »
Lot of people would love to be surrounded by the loud noise and the dense heat generated from the tangled mass of human bodies around them. Nevertheless, several of us would choose silent places as favourite shelters where human being is just a complementary in the overall context. Those relinquish the solidarity in their nature might be call the outcasts because of extreme independence, high sensibility and poor sense of flattery.
Is there any place on earth that can bring you the joy and sadness almost at the same time? This week challenge asked for a recreation place which is vary from one person to another. For me, happiness and bitterness are rarely happen separately. Therefore, I choose universities as the typical places where my excitement is strongly evoked (and then dark clouds will soon follow to cover my heart). There always is a certain amount in my small pocket which is saved for trips to wonderful universities in nearby countries (Singapore, Thailand, etc…).
There is a quiet and humble stone statue sitting beneath the shadow of a stone gate inside the famous Tanah Lot temple. Most of the time, the visitors here always looking for the magnificent sunset scene when the sun inflames the sea by a gorgeous red before it goes down behind the sacred temple. Only a few, who would love to errant around the solitary ruins on the cliff can find out a lot of wonderful things hiding in the silent of spiritual secret.
Could it be true that a symbol is a commonplace abbreviation of our diverging interpretations about the world? Or is it a mysterious signal which might be lucid with some particular people but entirely obtuse with the rest? In my opinion, a symbol is a light house which guide we through the mist of time to the land of forgotten memories.
Image of Vietnamese woman in 1920s from Motthegioi
During my childhood, there was nothing more romantic than a ship in a bottle. It likes a big dream captured inside a small glass cage so we can hold on to the illusion that some eternal moments would not disappear. People always want to control everything around them even themselves and these little things are dramatic and miserable at the same time.
Nature is our loving and unpredictable mother with her magnificent powers which human cannot fully aware of. There is no place on the planet that we can witness this truth more clearly than in Bali, the heaven on earth. It is said that the 2006 Tsunami had extremely damaged Java but Bali stayed safe because of its scared temples which located four directions of the island.
This photo was taken at Tanah Lot temple when aggressive waves screaming and rushing to hit the rocky clift above. Although the hostile sea keeps outraged below, the temple just stays calm and quiet in a windy afternoon on the holy land among the white tides.